Alan McGlynn, Michael Dunphy,  Rose Crockett, Paul Doherty, and John O’Connell of  Cork-based Slí Eile, winners of the  Business in the Community Award at this year’s Bord Bia National Organic Awards

Irish foods from lamb to tomatoes, blue cheese to fortified apple wine, today won organic awards, with bidegradable packaging, and community awareness(...)

Auctioneer Brendan Bowe with  Baxter in Ballincollig, Cork. ‘It’s an extraordinary ice-breaker, having a pet around.’ Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/  Provision

The Irish office is a much-changed place of late. The past year has seen the sweeping out of casual sexism, power lunches and after-work drinks. In th(...)

To the south of Glendalough in the belly of Co Wicklow lies Macreddin Village, home to Ireland’s first certified organic restaurant, The Strawberry T(...)

Get down in Dublin Dublin’s newest hotel, The Dean, is custom made to appeal to a younger clientele, the type that finds proximity to a city’s (...)

The Beatles in 1964: 50 years on, they’re  centre-stage again in Dublin. Photograph: Fox Photos/Getty Images
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1)Glucksman Craft and Design Fair Early Christmas shopping is in order at the Cork fair which promotes high quality craftwork from established and eme(...)

Artisan croissants: terms like ‘artisan’ commonly used on the packaging of mass-produced products 
in order
to create false impressions. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The difficulties artisan and specialist food producers have differentiating themselves from mass producers who use such terms as “homemade”, “farm fr(...)